Kyd's "The Spanish Tragedy", 3.6.89-94

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1990
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Daalder, Joost
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Heldref Publications
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Lines III.vi.89-94 are here quoted from the sole surviving copy of "The Spanish Tragedy" (1592), now in the British Library (shelf-mark C.34.d.7). They have proved puzzling to modern editors, and a possible "emendation" has been mentioned. Daalder asserts, on the contrary, that the lines make perfect sense as they stand, provided we realize that the punctuation marks serve to indicate rhetorical pauses rather than syntactical breaks.
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Renaissance poetry
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Daalder, Joost 1990. Kyd's "The Spanish Tragedy", III.vi.89-94. 'The Explicator', vol.48, no.3, 175-176.